U.S. COAST GUARD AIRBORNE OIL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM STATUS REPORT

The prototype USCG system has proven effective for detection, monitoring, and assessment of offshore oil discharges; search and rescue operations; ice reconnaissance; and monitoring of foreign fishing activities in coastal waters. The system combines several sensors with a real-time display system for effective operation around the clock and under all but extreme weather conditions. A contract has been let to modify the sensor equipment for installation in a C-130 aircraft for operational deployment. The results of prototype operational evaluation, the operational configuration of the C-130 system, and future plans for the system are described.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 215-219

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM